Pula is the largest city on the Istrian peninsula on the peninsula's southern tip. Pula offers a diversity of cultural and historical attractions.
Pula is the largest and most important seaport in Istria, and the well-protected Pula Bay places it among the best natural harbours of the Adriatic. Pula is accessible by various means of transport. Pula international airport is located only 6km from the town itself.
The rich itinerary of its three-thousand-year-old history, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheater - Arena. The Arena is well preserved and even today hosts world-known music and film festivals.
Pula shows its history at every corner. From the ancient Roman monuments like the Amphitheater, the symbol of the city, Arch of the Sergii, and the Temple of Augustus to the Medieval and Renaissance buildings from the Venetian and Austro-Hungarian Empire times.
A popular attraction is a series of cranes in Uljanik shipyard, known as Lighting Giants installation. These cranes are illuminated as part of a light show each evening between 9 pm and midnight.
In Pula, just as in most towns of Istria, be sure to taste seafood specialties and Istrian prosciutto. The influence of Italian cuisine in Istria is best felt in different types of tasty pasta offered in Pula. The most popular are fuži and gnocchi.
In Pula’s restaurants, you can also try truffles, rare and precious fungus growing under the ground in the very heart of Istria.
Over the last few years, Istria has become the leading Croatian region in the production of top-quality wines. The synonym for white wine in Istria is Malvasia, and the representative of red wine is Teran.
Pula is a perfect port of departure if you would like to sail around Istria, Kvarner Gulf, and the North Adriatic.
Two large marinas, ACI Pula and Marina Veruda, and a newly built Marina Polesana, are open all year round and provide all necessary facilities for a safe and comfortable stay.
Different types and models of boats are available for charter from Pula: Sailboats, Catamarans, and Motorboats.